Thursday, October 18, 2012

New MVPS HOSTS File Available Today

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MVPS HOSTS File Update October-18-2012

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Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Finding a Simple Computer

From the New York Times.

Question: "I am trying to find the easiest computer for my elderly mother to use. She has never used one before and only needs e-mail and the Web, so it needs to be really basic. What’s out there?"

Answer: "The Telikin is one such specialized system that is promoted as an “easy to use” machine for anyone seeking a basic computer. The system has a touch-screen interface with large icons and includes built-in applications using Web and e-mail. Several reviews of the Telikin can be found around the Web and more information is on the Telikin site. Enablemart also sells computers for those with limited or specific needs."